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    1977-1978 Game 3

    November 22nd, 1977 at Alabama A&M Bulldogs (1-1)



    Alabama A&M is a 22 prestige team that has been in the SWAC the entirety of the NCAA's history. They haven't been much lately, but in the 40's through 60's A&M was a legit low major power. From 1944 to 1965, they only missed post season play once. They've been to the NCAA tournament 8 times. They've yet to make it past the 1st round of the NCAA tournament however. They went 17-14 (12-8) last season.

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    ALABAMA A&M BULLDOGS Career Averages
    
     Player               Pos  GP  GS   Min   Pts  Orb  Reb  Ast  Stl  Blk   To  Fls   +/-
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     Ty Bracy               C  63  57  23.2   5.6  1.4  5.7  1.3  0.3  1.2  1.2  3.0   1.5
     Brian Jones            C  15   0   2.7   0.1  0.1  0.5  0.1  0.1  0.0  0.2  0.4  -1.5
     Michael Bock           C   2   0   1.5   2.5  0.0  0.5  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0   2.0
     Elan Allen            PF  73   1   6.8   1.6  0.8  1.8  0.3  0.0  0.1  0.3  0.9  -1.6
     Larry Baty            PF  89  89  27.5  12.8  2.3  6.6  1.5  0.5  0.4  2.0  3.6   1.4
     Timothy Peake         PF   0   0   0.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0   0.0
     Mason Austin          SF  94  76  25.1  10.2  1.5  4.1  1.8  0.9  0.2  2.0  2.6   1.5
     David Torres          SF  40   0   3.8   1.5  0.2  0.8  0.4  0.2  0.0  0.5  0.4  -1.0
     Chris Keeton          SF   0   0   0.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0   0.0
     Raymond Blackford     SG  32   0   2.3   0.9  0.0  0.3  0.2  0.0  0.0  0.2  0.2  -1.8
     Dennis Nelson         SG  62   0  16.2   6.5  1.0  3.4  0.8  0.4  0.0  1.3  2.1  -0.4
     Kyle Surratt          SG   2   0  21.0   6.0  0.5  3.5  2.0  1.0  0.0  2.0  3.0   1.0
     David Oliver          PG  91   5  14.5   7.4  0.6  2.2  1.8  0.3  0.1  1.4  2.0  -0.3
     Vincent Wellings      PG  93  90  27.4   7.0  0.9  2.0  3.9  0.7  0.0  1.6  2.9   0.4
     Gregory Jackson       PG   0   0   0.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0   0.0
    They bring back 4 starters from last year's squad.

    PG: Wellings, 6'3", Senior: 4 year starter that can really pass it, and is a legit point guard. He can shoot it pretty well, but he doesn't let it go very often. Average defender.

    SG: Oliver: 6'0", Senior: A very similar career trajectory as our own Paul Ward last year. Didn't play much the first 3 years, getting about 15 a game, but scoring a lot of points. Now that he's a starter, he might be looking at 20 a game this season. A horrible defender, but a capable passer.

    SF: Austin, 6'7, Senior: Started last year, averaged 12 a game. Is at 17.5 two games into the season. Better scoring attacking the basket, but can shoot. Solid and versatile defender.

    PF: Baty, 6'8", Senior: 4 year starter. Good defender and a nuisance on the offensive glass. Averaged 14 each of the last two seasons and can hold his own around the basket.

    C: Bracy, 6'9", Junior: Started last year. Averaged 5.7 and 5.6 a game. Tough inside, has a mid range game and is a solid rebounder. Has big time shot blocking ability, but hasn't shown it.

    Bench: Surratt is a 6'1" freshman combo guard that has a very bright future in this league offensively and is a shoe-in to start next year for the Bulldogs. He's already going to be a factor and be a good 6th man. Nelson is a 6'3" lockdown defender on the perimeter. They have good perimeter depth but their post depth is pretty bad. Allen is a 6'8" senior who is a good defender and okay rebounder. He seems to be their main reserve post this season. Bock at 6'7" is a promising freshman offensively, and has a bit of a 4/3 game, but he doesn't look he'll play much this year.

    Coach: Rashad Niemann, 51 years old. Career record: 82-77. 6th year at Alabama A&M.

    Long time assistant coach. Strong recruiter who is doing a good job at getting talent to Huntsville, AL. He's not much of a game coach. He's got a good roster assembled right now though and he might be able to parlay it into a better job.

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        #  Team                      FPV  Record  Points  Prv  Conference                   test  test  test  test  
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       1.  Connecticut              (67)     5-1    1795    1  Big East Conference                                  
       2.  Boston College            (2)     3-0    1719    3  Atlantic Coast Conference                            
       3.  Oklahoma                  (2)     3-0    1641    9  Big 12 Conference                                    
       4.  UCLA                      (1)     2-0    1552    7  Pacific-12 Conference                                
       5.  Texas                             2-0    1474   11  Big 12 Conference                                    
       6.  Kentucky                          3-0    1445   13  Southeastern Conference                              
       7.  Texas A&M                         1-0    1333    8  Big 12 Conference                                    
       8.  Louisville                        5-0    1235    5  Big East Conference                                  
       9.  Michigan                          3-0    1183   19  Big Ten Conference                                   
      10.  Seton Hall                        2-0    1153   18  Big East Conference                                  
      11.  Maryland                          2-1    1045   23  Atlantic Coast Conference                            
      12.  Georgia                           2-0     976   24  Southeastern Conference                              
      13.  Southern California               2-0     955    6  Pacific-12 Conference                                
      14.  Northern Iowa                     2-0     827   NR  Big 12 Conference                                    
      15.  Miami                             3-0     825   10  Atlantic Coast Conference                            
      16.  Boise State                       3-0     658   NR  Western Athletic Conference                          
      17.  Valparaiso                        4-0     647   20  Missouri Valley Conference                           
      18.  Texas Tech                        2-1     559   NR  Big 12 Conference                                    
      19.  Illinois                          3-0     475   NR  Big Ten Conference                                   
      20.  Penn State                        1-0     461   NR  Big Ten Conference                                   
      21.  Loyola Marymount                  2-0     400   NR  West Coast Conference                                
      22.  Alabama                           2-0     386   NR  Southeastern Conference                              
      23.  UNLV                              3-0     225   17  Pacific-12 Conference                                
      24.  Florida                           2-1     110    2  Southeastern Conference                              
      25.  North Carolina State              2-0     101   NR  Atlantic Coast Conference                            
                                                                                                                    
         Others Receiving Votes:                                                                                    
           Kent State                        3-0      98       Mid-American Conference                              
           Wake Forest                       2-0      41       Atlantic Coast Conference                            
           La Salle                          2-0      30       Atlantic 10 Conference                               
           Oregon State                      0-0      25       Pacific-12 Conference                                
           Marshall                          1-0      10       Conference USA                                       
           Purdue                            1-0       6       Big Ten Conference                                   
           Saint Mary's                      3-0       6       West Coast Conference                                
           Sam Houston State                 1-1       3       Conference USA                                       
           Dayton                            2-0       1       Atlantic 10 Conference

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    1977-1978 Game 3 Results

    Alabama A&M (Just A&M from here on out) are a veteran team with some strong talent and won't be easy to be beat on their home court.

    We finally score a little bit to start a game, but unfortunately A&M does it better. And at the 15:51 mark, we trail 8-12. Weeden and Wine each have a three pointer.

    We go on a nice run and with 12:14 left in the game, it's all tied up at 18. Downey has come in off the bench and scored 4 quick points. Weeden with another three.

    I call a time out after a 7-0 A&M run makes it 21-27 with 7:32 left. Suddenly, we're dealing with turnover problems and it has allowed the Bulldogs to jump ahead.

    The last media time out finds us in another offensive funk and with 3:13 left we trail 23-29.

    By half time, the score is Alabama A&M 36 - Centenary 29. Downey does have 3 fouls now to go with 6 points. Weeden's got 9 and most everyone else is struggling.

    They have back to back three point possessions to start the half on a 6-0 run. But, we jump back with a run of our own, forcing them to call a time out with 16:47 left and we trail 40-42. Wine with 5 quick points and Weeden hits another three.

    We have to call a time out of our own at the 13:55 mark because now we trail 42-53. A&M's up over .500 from the field now. Weeden picked up his 3rd foul and will sit for a bit.

    At the 7:46 mark, we've made some progress and now the score is 51-58. Downey is up to 13 points.

    The last media time out is at 3:27 and it comes on an Ian Downey and-1. He sinks the free throw for his 16th point, and we trail 59-63. We've got a chance.

    Of all things, we get called for a shot clock violation with 57 seconds left, trailing 64-65. Harkness has a nice stretch, with a 3 and some free throws. And has 9 points now.

    A&M doesn't shoot it either, and at least a bit more understandably, get a shot clock violation of their own. With 18 seconds left we trail 64-65. Downey is in with all the starters minus Tong for this last possession.

    And Baker gets called for the illegal screen with 7 seconds left.

    We foul, but it's with a second left, they hit both and the final is Alabama A&M 67 - Centenary 64.

    Another golden opportunity squandered. 0-3 start and an SEC opponent on the horizon is not a great start. Downey might need to play 25-30 minutes a game, if he's going to be our main threat this season. 21 turnovers, most of them unforced.

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    Alabama A&M 67, Centenary 64
    
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    Centenary  (0-3, 0-0):
    Player            Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts
    Aaron Tong        C    29   0-1   2-2   0   5   2  1   2
    Robert Baker      PF   23   3-7   0-0   0   4   0  4   7
    James Wine        SF   30   4-8   0-0   2   8   1  4  11
    James Harkness    SG   31   1-3   6-6   1   4   2  1   9
    Richard Weeden    PG   30   5-8   1-4   0   1   4  3  14
    Merle Levesque    PG   19   0-5   0-0   1   1   2  0   0
    Ian Downey        PF   22   7-9   2-5   2   4   0  3  16
    Silas Corpuz      C     5   0-0   0-0   0   0   1  0   0
    Will Avery        SF   10   2-2   0-0   0   0   0  1   5
    
    Turnovers: 21 (A.Tong 3, R.Baker 5, J.Wine 4, 
     J.Harkness 2, R.Weeden 1, M.Levesque 2, I.Downey 3, 
     W.Avery 1)
    Blocked Shots: 5 (A.Tong 5)
    Steals: 4 (A.Tong 1, R.Baker 1, J.Harkness 1, R.Weeden 
     1)
    3P FGs: 9-23 (R.Baker 1-4, J.Wine 3-5, J.Harkness 1-3, 
     R.Weeden 3-6, M.Levesque 0-4, W.Avery 1-1)
    
    Alabama A&M  (2-1, 0-0):
    Player            Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts
    Ty Bracy          C    31   3-8   4-5   2   7   3  1  10
    Larry Baty        PF   35  7-15   0-0   4   9   3  4  14
    Mason Austin      SF   34   2-9   4-5   2   5   1  2   8
    David Oliver      SG   24  5-11   0-0   3   3   2  5  12
    Vincent Wellings  PG   36   4-7   2-2   2   2   5  0  11
    Kyle Surratt      SG   16   3-6   1-1   1   5   2  1   9
    Dennis Nelson     SF   11   0-2   0-0   0   1   1  1   0
    Raymond Blackford PG    3   0-0   0-0   0   0   0  2   0
    Elan Allen        C     8   1-1   1-2   1   2   0  1   3
    
    Turnovers: 16 (T.Bracy 3, L.Baty 3, M.Austin 3, 
     D.Oliver 1, V.Wellings 1, K.Surratt 1, D.Nelson 1, 
     R.Blackford 3)
    Blocked Shots: 0 
    Steals: 6 (M.Austin 1, D.Oliver 1, V.Wellings 1, 
     D.Nelson 1, E.Allen 2)
    3P FGs: 5-13 (M.Austin 0-2, D.Oliver 2-3, V.Wellings 
     1-4, K.Surratt 2-3, D.Nelson 0-1)
    
    Player of Game: PG Vincent Wellings (AAMU)

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    Quote Originally Posted by badluckinootp View Post
    I have played FBB quite a bit but never really gotten into having my own team and all that. The engine is a little too rigid. You're sort of shoehorned into playing traditional lineups and there are a few things here and there that are just off. I think a major issue is the lack of offensive rebounds and put backs. I just don't there is enough. There's quite a few guys in the league who routinely get 6-8 points a game just off of quick put backs (purely anecdotal).

    On your second point about early basketball, I think one thing FBB struggles with is creating and maintaining a few singular players that dominate the league. Be it Lebron, Shaq, MJ, Bird, Magic, Russell Westbrook ( I'm from OKC), whatever. Each generation does have those handful of players that about guarantee your team will be in the playoffs at the minimum.

    That doesn't seem to the case in the FBB engine as far as created players go, anyways. I've done historical replays and like you were saying whichever team gets Bill Russell and Chamberlain are going to be THE top two teams for that stretch of history, so the engine does replicate that if the gap between the elite and good is wide enough in the player file.

    I've played Draft Day Sports basketball games a time or two a few years back, but they just seem to lack something and aren't immediately engaging. Any thoughts on those?
    The engine underneath is more interesting IMO and even though you no longer get to edit in your own plays (I think that was always kind of janked) there is a system where players move around the court according to the formation you're using and they'll perform differently based on where they happen to be on the court. You could, for example, run a perimeter offense where your 5 stays in and everyone else jacks up 3s a lot, or something like the high post where the center hangs out up around the foul line and the offense funnels through him a la the Knicks in the 90s. It's basically made to work with the modern game and the modern game alone, though. You can't even move forward in the league with I think it's now pre-1976 teams so the question of "will this translate to the early league" is kind of a misnomer.

    I really enjoy the logos and stuff though (and I say this unironically; nobody else spends the time and effort that Wolverine Studios did on fictional logos in a released product). There are a few teams that I wish were named the DDS version.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schlock Treatment podcast, Episode 73
    There is only one Johnny Slick, and he is a son of a bitch.

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    1977-1978 Game 4

    November 27th, 1977 at Alabama-Birmingham (3-0)


    UAB is in the SEC in this universe. They were in the Conference USA until 1961 where they were a mid-major power for decades. They've been up and down since becoming a power 5 schools with some tournament appearances mixed in. They are a 77 prestige team. They went 18-13 (9-9) last season. They didn't play in any post season tournament.

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    Current Performance
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    Team Prestige:        77   Record Vs 1-50:      1-0   Poll Rank:            NR   
    Season Record:       3-0   Record Vs 51-100:    0-0   RPI Rank:           #130   
    Conference Record:   0-0   Record Vs 101-200:   1-0 
    Home Record:         0-0   Record Vs 200+:      1-0 
    
    
    Team Stats         CR  NR  Opp. Stats         CR  NR  Margin             CR  NR  
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    Points       79.0   5  60  Points       69.0   7 189  Points       10.0   6  66  
    O.Reb        13.0   3  71  O.Reb        12.7  11 333  O.Reb         0.3   6 190  
    D.Reb        23.7   8 280  D.Reb        19.3   1  15  D.Reb         4.3   2  55  
    Rebounds     36.7   7 176  Rebounds     32.0   2  65  Rebounds      4.7   3  85  
    Assists      16.0   8  76  Assists      11.7   1  76  Assists       4.3   4  31  
    Steals        5.7  11 278  Steals        4.7   1  45  Steals        1.0   5 148  
    Blocks        6.7   5  55  Blocks        7.0  12 414  Blocks       -0.3  11 237  
    Turnovers    15.0  11 250  Turnovers    14.0  11 239  Turnovers     1.0  13 267  
    Fouls        17.0   7 113  Fouls        22.7   1  16  Fouls        -5.7   3  27  
    FG%          .482   5  52  FG%          .423   6 176  FG%          .059   4  72  
    FT%          .759   5  89  FT%          .679   3 125  FT%          .081   4  82  
    3P%          .365   9 182  3P%          .375   7 270  3P%         -.010   7 219  
    PPS          1.45   2  26  PPS          1.18   6 165  PPS          .262   2  42  
    Adj. FG%     .540   5  82  Adj. FG%     .483   5 182  Adj. FG%     .057   4  97
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    UAB BLAZERS Averages
    
     Player              Pos  GP  GS   Min   Pts  Orb  Reb  Ast  Stl  Blk   To  Fls   +/-
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     Jack Davis            C   3   0   2.3   0.7  0.3  0.7  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  -2.7
     Marcel McNeill        C   3   3  32.7   7.3  1.0  5.7  1.3  0.0  0.7  1.0  3.0   4.3
     Brett Ruppert        PF   3   3  38.3  15.7  2.3  7.7  5.0  1.7  4.3  2.7  2.0  11.7
     Joshua Holstein      PF   3   0   9.7   2.3  0.3  1.0  0.3  0.3  0.0  0.3  3.0   4.0
     Jeremiah Becker      PF   0   0   0.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0   0.0
     Jan Anderson         PF   0   0   0.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0   0.0
     Luis Porras          SF   0   0   0.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0   0.0
     Tony Schiff          SF   3   3  34.7   7.0  2.7  9.3  4.0  0.7  0.0  3.0  1.3  10.0
     Steven Gallion       SF   2   0   1.5   0.0  0.0  1.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  -2.5
     William Alvarado     SG   3   3  30.7  13.3  2.3  4.3  2.7  1.0  0.3  2.3  2.0   7.7
     Evan Cruz            SG   0   0   0.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0   0.0
     Robert June          PG   3   3  36.0  25.3  2.3  5.3  2.0  1.3  1.0  4.0  3.0  13.0
     Randell Suarez       PG   3   0   5.7   2.0  0.3  0.7  0.0  0.3  0.0  0.7  1.0  -2.7
     Gerald Tower         PG   1   0   2.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0   2.0
     Michael Kinsey       PG   3   0  16.3   5.3  1.3  1.3  0.7  0.3  0.3  1.0  1.7  -1.0
    At first glance, we're in trouble they've got an SEC caliber roster for sure.

    PG: June, 6'1", Senior: Started last year. Off to a great start, putting in 25 a game. Last year he was at 11 a game. He's a great shooter, and is over 50% from three right now, but he's probably going to level out in the teens. Strong defender and fills a box score.

    SG: Alvarado, 6'3", Sophomore: A 3 and D guy, who can jump out the gym. Off to a hot start, averaging 13 a game, but like June, that should level off a bit.

    SF: Schiff, 6'8", Freshman: Really good rebounder from the wing, just under 10 a game. Okay defender and his offensive game is pretty simple.

    PF: Ruppert, 6'8", Senior: 4 year starter, averaged 14 and 8 last year. Off to a solid start this year at 15.7 and 7.7, to go with 5 assists. He is a good passer, but not quite that good. Strong defender and will block some shots.

    C: McNeil, 6'8", Freshman: Has some potential, but will contribute as a freshman and already is with his 7 points and nearly 6 rebounds a game. Solid defender.

    Bench: Their starters are playing a ton of minutes so far. Holstein is a 6'7" senior who is their main post off the bench. He's got some skill but really hasn't put up many counting numbers in his limited minutes. Kensey is a 6'1" freshman combo guard who looks like he'll be a solid player. He's been getting most of the perimeter minutes.

    Coach: Thad Chapman, 51 years old: 219-145. 6th year at UAB.

    Chapman is an offensive guru, who has kept UAB competitive but only has one NCAA tournament appearance to show so far. Prior to UAB, he evenly split six years between Oral Roberts and Creighton. He won the CBI championship his first year at Creighton in 1969.

    They've got solid talent, and don't go very deep into their rotation, but with they can score it and the way Chapman can coach offense, I don't like our chances to stick with them.

    To the game!

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    1977-1978 Game 4 Results

    A couple of Harkness three pointers has up 6-4 at the first media time out with 15:53 remaining.

    At 11:04, it's all tied up at 10. Harkness adds his 3rd three pointer and has 90% of our points and he's channeling Paul Ward a little bit. Wine has 2 fouls.

    Next media time out is at 7:41 and we trail 13-15. Both teams are struggling form the field, shooting in the mid 30% range, but we have 7 turnovers to their zero.

    We trail by 1, 24-25, with 3:16 left. Weeden's gotten going a bit with a couple of baskets in transition and has 6 points altogether. Levesque hit a three pointer.

    At half time the score is UAB 30 - Centenary 26. Harkenss leads us with 9 points. UAB has not played well so far and they are 1 of 7 from the free throw line. June, their point guard, already has 5 assists.

    With 17:41 left in the 2nd half, we trail 26-35 and we haven't even shot the ball yet. We've got two turnovers and UAB is just missing and grabbing offensive rebounds each possession, Wine quickly picks up 3rd and 4th foul and will be sitting for a while. Ike Walker's season debut seems inevitable.

    An Ian Downey basket with 13:01 left gives us our first points of the game and we trail 28-43.

    Harkness hits another three and with 9:35 left, we trail 33-49. UAB is starting to hit their threes and they haven't (I'm pretty sure) missed from the line yet this half. Ike Walker is in for the first time this season, he's sure to turn it over and miss some free throws.

    1:57 left, we trail 44-57, It's not a total blow out, but I bring in all reserves, including Gunderson playing for the first time all year.

    It actually looks competitive at the end, low-scoring and boring, but competitive. The final is UAB 59 - Centenary 49.

    Downey ended up with 11 points and 8 rebounds, even though it was on 3 of 11 from the field. We got killed on the glass in the 2nd half, and our turnover problems mellowed out a bit after the rocky start, but we couldn't do much offensively. We only made 14 field goals the entire game and 4 of them were Harkness three pointers.

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    UAB 59, Centenary 49
    
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    Centenary  (0-4, 0-0):
    Player            Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts
    Aaron Tong        C    30   1-3   0-0   2   8   0  0   2
    Robert Baker      PF   27   2-5   4-4   1   3   2  2   9
    James Wine        SF   16   0-2   2-2   0   3   0  4   2
    James Harkness    SG   32   4-9   0-0   0   1   1  0  12
    Richard Weeden    PG   32   3-4   2-3   0   1   2  3   9
    Merle Levesque    SG   17   1-4   0-0   0   2   1  1   3
    Ian Downey        PF   20  3-11   5-7   0   8   1  2  11
    Silas Corpuz      C     2   0-0   1-2   0   0   1  0   1
    Will Avery        SF   17   0-2   0-0   1   4   1  3   0
    Ike Walker        SG    4   0-2   0-0   0   1   0  0   0
    Brian Gunderson   SF    2   0-0   0-0   0   0   0  0   0
    
    Turnovers: 15 (A.Tong 3, R.Baker 4, J.Wine 3, 
     J.Harkness 3, M.Levesque 1, I.Downey 1)
    Blocked Shots: 4 (A.Tong 4)
    Steals: 4 (R.Baker 1, R.Weeden 2, M.Levesque 1)
    3P FGs: 7-18 (R.Baker 1-3, J.Wine 0-2, J.Harkness 4-8, 
     R.Weeden 1-2, M.Levesque 1-2, W.Avery 0-1)
    
    UAB  (4-0, 0-0):
    Player            Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts
    Marcel McNeill    C    33   2-8   2-7   1   3   0  5   6
    Brett Ruppert     PF   32   3-9   1-1   2   9   2  3   7
    Tony Schiff       SF   35   2-5   2-2   1  10   0  2   6
    William Alvarado  SG   33   4-5   0-0   2   6   3  1  11
    Robert June       PG   35  4-17   0-0   3   4   6  2  11
    Joshua Holstein   PF   15   3-7   1-2   2   4   0  4   7
    Michael Kinsey    PG   13   3-6   1-1   1   2   0  1   8
    Randell Suarez    SG    2   1-1   0-0   0   0   0  0   3
    Steven Gallion    SF    1   0-0   0-0   0   0   0  0   0
    Jack Davis        C     1   0-0   0-0   0   1   0  0   0
    
    Turnovers: 9 (M.McNeill 2, B.Ruppert 3, T.Schiff 2, 
     R.June 1, M.Kinsey 1)
    Blocked Shots: 4 (M.McNeill 1, B.Ruppert 3)
    Steals: 6 (B.Ruppert 1, T.Schiff 2, W.Alvarado 1, 
     R.June 1, J.Holstein 1)
    3P FGs: 8-21 (T.Schiff 0-1, W.Alvarado 3-4, R.June 
     3-12, M.Kinsey 1-3, R.Suarez 1-1)
    
    Player of Game: SG William Alvarado (UAB)

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    1977-1978 Game 5

    December 2nd, 1977 vs Dillard Bleu Devils (1-3)


    Dillard is an Independent team in New Orleans, Louisiana and a perfect opponent to get us our first win of the season. They are a 12 prestige team. The Bleu (correct spelling) Devils joined the NCAA in 1949. They've actually had a pretty decent run in their brief history. Throughout the 50's and 60's they consistently were in the teens in wins and even hit 20 a few times and played in the CI.com tournament 4 times which is no small feat for an Independent team. The 70's have not been kind to Dillard, and they are coming off a 7-22 season.

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    DILLARD BLEU DEVILS TEAM INFO
    
    Current Performance
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Team Prestige:        12   Record Vs 1-50:      0-0   Poll Rank:            NR   
    Season Record:       1-3   Record Vs 51-100:    0-1   RPI Rank:           #392   
    Conference Record:   0-0   Record Vs 101-200:   0-0 
    Home Record:         1-2   Record Vs 200+:      1-2 
    
    
    Team Stats         CR  NR  Opp. Stats         CR  NR  Margin             CR  NR  
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Points       64.8   5 332  Points       75.3   8 340  Points      -10.5   7 387  
    O.Reb         7.0   9 430  O.Reb        10.8   4 205  O.Reb        -3.8   7 384  
    D.Reb        24.5   6 238  D.Reb        23.3   3 117  D.Reb         1.3   3 145  
    Rebounds     31.5   7 387  Rebounds     34.0   4 129  Rebounds     -2.5   5 301  
    Assists      10.5   8 403  Assists      14.3   7 264  Assists      -3.8   7 404  
    Steals        6.8   2 171  Steals        7.3   7 311  Steals       -0.5   5 250  
    Blocks        3.0   6 289  Blocks        2.5   3  34  Blocks        0.5   5 166  
    Turnovers    16.8   9 356  Turnovers    12.8   6 347  Turnovers     4.0   8 387  
    Fouls        17.5   7 147  Fouls        17.8   7 283  Fouls        -0.3   7 198  
    FG%          .455   1 112  FG%          .452   7 297  FG%          .002   5 213  
    FT%          .714   2 208  FT%          .695   4 169  FT%          .019   3 187  
    3P%          .380   2 150  3P%          .364   7 250  3P%          .016   3 181  
    PPS          1.31   1  93  PPS          1.31   9 332  PPS         -.001   5 220  
    Adj. FG%     .503   4 186  Adj. FG%     .530   9 346  Adj. FG%    -.028   7 300
    Code:
    DILLARD BLEU DEVILS Averages
    
     Player               Pos  GP  GS   Min   Pts  Orb  Reb  Ast  Stl  Blk   To  Fls    +/-
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     Jack Place             C   4   4  32.5  10.5  2.0  8.5  1.0  0.8  1.5  0.8  2.3  -10.8
     Glenn Lower            C   4   0   8.5   2.3  0.3  1.8  0.3  0.0  0.3  0.5  0.5   -1.5
     Otis Cruz              C   4   0  15.3   2.8  0.3  2.8  0.3  0.0  0.3  0.8  1.5   -5.5
     Royal Brown            C   0   0   0.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0    0.0
     Cory Derrick          PF   4   4  22.0   4.8  1.0  4.0  1.0  0.3  0.0  0.5  2.5   -3.0
     Thomas Davis          PF   2   0   3.5   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.5  0.5   -1.5
     Jonathan Kingsley     PF   0   0   0.0   0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0    0.0
     Dennis Pruitt         SF   1   0   1.0   2.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0    1.0
     Mel Burns             SF   4   4  20.3   9.0  0.3  1.8  1.0  0.3  0.3  2.0  3.5   -2.0
     Andrew Harris         SF   3   0   5.7   0.0  0.0  0.7  0.3  0.3  0.3  0.3  0.3    3.7
     Daniel Hale           SG   4   4  29.0  11.5  1.3  4.0  2.5  2.0  0.3  3.0  1.3   -5.8
     Thomas Sievers        SG   4   0  17.3   6.8  1.0  2.0  0.5  0.8  0.0  3.3  2.0  -13.5
     Elden Vestal          SG   4   0  14.8   5.3  0.5  3.3  0.3  0.3  0.0  1.0  1.5   -4.0
     Jean Huey             PG   4   4  32.5  10.0  0.5  2.5  3.3  2.3  0.3  4.3  2.0  -11.5
     Paul Allison          PG   3   0   2.0   2.0  0.0  0.7  0.3  0.0  0.0  0.3  0.0    3.0
    PG: Huey, 6'0", Senior: Started last year. Averaged 9 points a game last year. Solid defender, can shoot the ball. Not a great passer, and is probably better off the ball as a secondary ball handler.

    SG: Hale, 6'1", Senior: Started last year. Averaged 6 points a game last year. He's not very good, a poor shooter, turnover prone. Okay defender who will grab some steals.

    SF: Burns, 6'3", Sophomore: Gets to the basket, and to the line. Like Hale, is just competent defensively.

    PF: Derrick, 6'8", Junior: Was a walk on at Southern Miss who transferred and got a scholarship. He's a good defender and rebounds a bit. Offensively, he's at least versatile and step out and shoot a bit but isn't much of a threat.

    C: Place, 6'9", Senior: Starting for the first time as a senior. Averaging 10 a game, but that probably won't last. He's an excellent rebounder and will block a shot or two. Otherwise a poor defender.


    Bench: Sievers is a Junior, 6'3", solid defender and has a nice mid range game. Cruz is a big freshman, and will be okay eventually, but he's outclassed having to play 15 minutes a game right now. The rest of their bench is made up of true freshmen and none of them even approaching the underwhelming Cruz.

    We have them outclassed and we really need to win this game.

    Coach: Brian Barrow, 44 years old. 1-3 career record. 1st year at Dillard.

    1st year head coach, after one season as an assistant at Baylor. He spent years at low major teams like Jackson State at Texas Southern. He's a solid recruiter, but his coaching isn't up to snuff.

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    Top 25
    
        #  Team                      FPV  Record  Points  Prv  Conference                     test  test  test  test  
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       1.  UCLA                     (38)     5-0    1752    4  Pacific-12 Conference                                  
       2.  Boston College           (21)     5-0    1706    2  Atlantic Coast Conference                              
       3.  Oklahoma                 (13)     6-0    1702    3  Big 12 Conference                                      
       4.  Texas                             6-0    1597    5  Big 12 Conference                                      
       5.  Louisville                        8-0    1458    8  Big East Conference                                    
       6.  Seton Hall                        6-1    1426   10  Big East Conference                                    
       7.  Texas A&M                         4-0    1344    7  Big 12 Conference                                      
       8.  Southern California               4-1    1341   13  Pacific-12 Conference                                  
       9.  Michigan                          4-0    1224    9  Big Ten Conference                                     
      10.  Loyola Marymount                  5-1    1140   21  West Coast Conference                                  
      11.  UNLV                              4-0     991   23  Pacific-12 Conference                                  
      12.  Penn State                        3-2     990   20  Big Ten Conference                                     
      13.  North Carolina State              5-1     960   25  Atlantic Coast Conference                              
      14.  Wake Forest                       7-0     875   NR  Atlantic Coast Conference                              
      15.  Connecticut                       6-1     802    1  Big East Conference                                    
      16.  Florida                           4-1     715   24  Southeastern Conference                                
      17.  Oregon State                      4-1     710   NR  Pacific-12 Conference                                  
      18.  Notre Dame                        4-2     485   NR  Big East Conference                                    
      19.  UAB                               4-0     480   NR  Southeastern Conference                                
      20.  Kent State                        4-1     413   NR  Mid-American Conference                                
      21.  Kentucky                          4-1     397    6  Southeastern Conference                                
      22.  Miami                             5-1     278   15  Atlantic Coast Conference                              
      23.  Washington                        4-1     160   NR  Pacific-12 Conference                                  
      24.  Michigan State                    5-1     111   NR  Big Ten Conference                                     
      25.  Northwestern                      4-1      71   NR  Big Ten Conference                                     
                                                                                                                      
         Others Receiving Votes:                                                                                      
           California                        5-1      64       Pacific-12 Conference                                  
           South Alabama                     3-2      40       Conference USA                                         
           South Carolina                    5-1      36       Southeastern Conference                                
           Temple                            3-1      29       Atlantic 10 Conference                                 
           Alabama                           4-1      25       Southeastern Conference                                
           UW Green Bay                      7-0      17       Horizon League                                         
           Maryland                          4-1      15       Atlantic Coast Conference                              
           Illinois                          6-1      11       Big Ten Conference                                     
           Towson                            6-0      10       Colonial Athletic Association                          
           Boise State                       3-1       8       Western Athletic Conference                            
           Georgia                           3-2       8       Southeastern Conference                                
           Murray State                      5-2       4       Ohio Valley Conference                                 
           Morehead State                    3-2       3       Ohio Valley Conference                                 
           Lipscomb                          5-0       1       Atlantic Sun Conference                                
           St. John's                        5-1       1       Big East Conference

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    1977-1978 Game 5 Results

    Not a great start and at the first media time out with 15:31 left, we trail 7-11. Harkness and Weeden both have threes, and we've yet to miss a shot, but we have 3 turnovers and Dillard has a couple of three as well. Baker has two quick fouls and Downey will play a lot this half.

    With 9:11 left, we trail 16-18. Both teams have cooled off a bit. Corpuz completed a 3 point play and Downey has 2 buckets. Wine has 2 fouls now, and Avery will see some time on the court.

    Harkness hits a free throw to complete the 3 point play and it gives us the lead 25-24 with 5:19 left. It was Harkness' 5th point of the game. Downey with 8 points.

    The last media time out is at 2:32 and our lead is still 1, 28-29.

    At half time, the score is Dillard 34 - Centenary 32. Dillard is really shooting the ball well, I'll keep alternating between defenses until something seems to work. 3 starters have two fouls, Weeden, Wine, and Baker.

    We start the 2nd half well, and with 15:44 left we trail lead 39-36. Harkness is up to 10 points. Wine hits a 3 as well.

    Harkness goes down with an injury and won't return at 8:31 left and we're winning 44-43. Hopefully he's not out for too long. Their guards are tearing us up, playing the odds, they should cool down. Wine and Downey are going to need to score some points down the stretch.

    With 4:31 left in the game, our lead is now 48-43. Baker had a couple of baskets, and is currently resting for a minute or so. Levesque is in with the rest of the starting backcourt.

    Ian Downey completes a 3 point play with 2:48 left, giving us a 51-43 lead. Downey's up to 12 points. On the next play, Weeden fouls out. Levesque will play point and Avery will return. Much like last year, we should prove to be a very poor free throw shooting team and that will make the end of games a bit nerve wracking.

    We trade free throws for baskets for a minute or so, before Dillard finally misses a shot with 1:14 left in the game and our lead is at 56-50.

    We hit a couple more free throws and when the final buzzer sounds, we have our first win of the 1977-78 season and the score is Centenary 58 - Dillard 50.

    Before anything else, the true killer is that James Harkness is out for the season with a torn ACL and he'll be back at the beginning of next season. This is a major blow for a lot of reasons. He's our best shooter, probably our best perimeter scorer and our guard depth isn't that great. Suddenly, we're back to where we were last year, having to play Ike Walker or Gunderson or somebody. Avery will probably move into the starting lineup with Wine moving over to the 2.

    Harkness brief freshman campaign averaging 10 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals a game. 38% from three and a perfect 15 of 15 from the free throw line.

    As for the game against Dillard, it's nice to get a win, though it's not promising that we struggled against a team like that. Downey and Wise are about to have a lot of weight on their shoulders offensively on this squad.

    Code:
    Centenary 58, Dillard 50
    
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    Dillard  (1-4, 0-0):
    Player            Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts
    Jack Place        PF   24   1-2   1-2   1   5   0  5   3
    Cory Derrick      PF   19   0-0   0-0   0   0   0  5   0
    Mel Burns         SF   13   1-7   0-1   0   0   1  5   2
    Daniel Hale       SG   31   6-7   0-0   0   2   1  1  15
    Jean Huey         PG   37  5-10   0-0   0   4   5  3  12
    Thomas Sievers    SF   18   1-5   0-0   0   2   0  2   2
    Otis Cruz         C    25   2-3   2-2   0   3   0  5   6
    Elden Vestal      SF   14   1-5   3-4   2   3   2  1   5
    Glenn Lower       C     9   1-4   2-2   3   6   0  2   4
    Thomas Davis      PF    3   0-1   1-2   0   0   0  1   1
    Andrew Harris     SF    4   0-0   0-0   0   2   0  0   0
    Paul Allison      PG    1   0-0   0-0   0   1   0  0   0
    
    Turnovers: 14 (D.Hale 4, J.Huey 3, T.Sievers 3, O.Cruz 
     2, E.Vestal 2)
    Blocked Shots: 1 (J.Place 1)
    Steals: 5 (M.Burns 1, D.Hale 2, J.Huey 1, E.Vestal 1)
    3P FGs: 5-11 (D.Hale 3-4, J.Huey 2-3, T.Sievers 0-1, 
     E.Vestal 0-1, G.Lower 0-2)
    
    Centenary  (1-4, 0-0):
    Player            Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts
    Aaron Tong        C    30   1-4   3-6   2   8   1  2   5
    Robert Baker      PF   14   1-3   0-0   1   3   0  2   2
    James Wine        SF   25   2-7   6-8   2   4   0  3  11
    James Harkness    SG   30   3-5   3-3   1   4   3  1  10
    Richard Weeden    PG   23   2-3   2-4   0   1   0  5   8
    Merle Levesque    PG   22   0-4   1-3   0   3   2  1   1
    Ian Downey        PF   25   2-3  8-13   0   2   0  3  12
    Silas Corpuz      C    10   1-2   1-1   0   2   0  0   3
    Will Avery        SF   20   2-3   2-2   1   4   1  0   6
    
    Turnovers: 12 (A.Tong 3, J.Wine 1, J.Harkness 2, 
     R.Weeden 2, I.Downey 2, W.Avery 2)
    Blocked Shots: 5 (A.Tong 3, I.Downey 1, W.Avery 1)
    Steals: 4 (J.Harkness 3, M.Levesque 1)
    3P FGs: 4-18 (R.Baker 0-1, J.Wine 1-6, J.Harkness 1-3, 
     R.Weeden 2-3, M.Levesque 0-4, W.Avery 0-1)
    
    Player of Game: SG James Harkness (CENT)

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